Bead Caps

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Bead Caps Pattern


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Jewelry: Bead Caps
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ladder stitch
  • herringbone stitch
  • right angle weave

Pattern Description:

Big beads (20mm in diameter) need big, attention-getting bead caps, not those barely-visible metal ones!

They're like candy or potato chips because it's hard to stop at just one. Which is just as well, because they work well in multiples to accent gemstone or lampwork beads.

Each cap also uses a very small amount of each type of bead, so those leftover beads which are too few for any reasonable project are just the ticket here.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Works with 20mm beads


  • Size 11 seed beads (small amount)
  • Size 8 seed beads (small amount)
  • Size 15 seed beads (small amount)
  • Size 11 triangle seed beads (small amount)
  • Your favourite beading thread
  • Size 10 (or appropriate) needle
  • 4mm fire-polished beads (12)
  • 2x3mm or 3x4mm faceted rondelle beads (6)

You Will Also Need:

  • beading surface
  • good lighting
  • scissors
  • thread conditioner (optional)
  • magnifiers! (optional)

About Designer

About Designer

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I can neither imagine nor remember a time when I wasn't making things.

I have tried almost every fiber art, and currently knit and spin my own yarn. I sew clothes and furnishings occasionally.

I've dabbled in polyclay, lampwork and silver-smithing, but immerse myself in seed beading.

I teach at a local bead store, as well at national shows from time to time. Patterns in my shop are ...

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